Know Your Risk
There are many factors that affect how well your heart functions, including lifestyle habits, age, and family history. Take our Health Risk Assessment to find out where you stand.
Dominican Hospital offers the most comprehensive, nationally recognized heart program in the Monterey Bay region. Our services include prevention, diagnostic technology, and cutting edge treatment. Our team of cardiac specialists continually work to improve our cardiac care, shorten treatment times, and increase overall education for you and your loved ones.
Nationally Recognized for Cardiac Care
Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has received a three-star rating for the quality of its coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the highest designation possible.
Dominican Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
Healthgrades has named Dominican Hospital as one of American’s 100 best hospitals for coronary intervention and among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery.
Dominican Hospital has twice received designation as a Blue Distinction® Center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
When A Heart Attack Happens, Every Minute CountsWhen it comes to treating someone who is having heart attack, nothing is more important than fast access to expert care. Scientific studies have shown that heart attack recovery rates depend on rapid diagnosis and treatment to open a closed artery. At Dominican Hospital, our heart attack response rates are almost twice as fast as the national average.
Comprehensive Cardiac Care
At Dominican Hospital, our doctors, cardiac specialists, and medical staff provide a complete range of cardiac services to help keep your heart beating strong.
- Certified cardiac rehabilitation program
- Dare to C.A.R.E.
- Emergency diagnostic and interventional heart procedures available 24/7
- Heart surgical services including minimally invasive procedures and peripherally inserted heart valves (TAVR)
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
- Patient navigator to assist with cardiac care planning
- Peripheral procedures including aortic and peripheral stenting and repair
- Rhythm control management
The heart pumps blood and oxygen throughout the body, but it also depends on a supply of blood and oxygen to do its work. A heart attack happens when one of the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle is blocked. A portion of the heart muscle is damaged or dies due to inadequate blood flow. Learn More
Dominican Hospital is one of the select providers in the nation, and the only hospital in the Monterey Bay area, to offer patients a minimally invasive procedure for heart valve replacement. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) allows for valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest. Learn More
There are a variety of surgical procedures doctors can use to treat heart disease. More extensive cases of heart disease require heart surgery to restore normal functionality to the heart. Learn More
Women's Heart Health
Heart Disease and Women
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease in women causes one in three deaths each year.
It's the number one killer of women - affecting women at any age and at any time.
Helping you live a healthy life is just one of our goals at Dominican Hospital. If you’ve suffered a heart attack or suffer from other heart ailments, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help you achieve a more active lifestyle. Learn More
Dare to C.A.R.E.
Dare to C.A.R.E. is a free heart and vascular disease education and screening program provided as a cooperative effort through Dominican Hospital and Dominican Hospital Foundation.
If caught early, vascular disease can be treated to prevent serious problems such as heart attack or stroke, amputations, or even death. Learn More
Heart Attack Prevention
Any sports fan knows the best defense is often times the best offense. Your best defense for a heart attack is prevention. Your risk increases with age and if you have multiple, unrelated health problems. Even if you are not living a healthy lifestyle now, it is not too late to start reducing your risk factors. Learn More